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Wheat and Rust
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Released just months before Tim signed with Windham Hill and released his pivotal Glass Green, and a year before his Grammy-nominated work on Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Wheat and Rust was Tim's last for the European label Uniton/Cicada.
"The last album for Uniton was the warm, rounded Wheat and Rust (1986). Its congenial Howard Hodgkin sleeve almost gives us a sense of place, but not quite - typical of Tim's music. There's something quietly majestic about "The Secret Rhythm," for example, conjuring up images of prairies or fantastic waterfalls...that is until the sound of something like a shakuhachi flute transports us to the privacy of a Japanese ornamental garden. Yet it is less a sense of place and more a sense of feeling which characterizes Tim's music, no more so than on "Chanarambie," included here."
-David Elliott, from the liner notes for Story's Abridged
"His stately synthesizer and introspective piano evoke images of wintery landscapes; perfect music to listen to while curled up in front of the fire or on a lazy, rainy day. Tim Story has a gift for creating charming little melodic poems full of lightness, grace and whimsy, delicate, unpretentious, skillfully concocted combinations of acoustic piano and synthesizer voicings."